The Makeup Thread

Here is your semi-regular makeup thread, to discuss all things makeup and makeup adjacent.

Do you have a makeup product you'd recommend? Are you looking for the perfect foundation which has remained frustratingly elusive? Need or want to offer makeup tips? Searching for hypoallergenic products? Want to grouse about how you hate makeup? Want to gush about how you love it?

Whatever you like — have at it!

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Here's a pic of me trying out some of the Becca products I had just received before the last makeup thread:

image of me from the shoulders up, with the sides of my hair pulled back, wearing contacts and light makeup

I'm particularly loving the highlighter in moonstone, which gives me a nice, subtle shimmer across the tops of my cheeks and down the bridge of my nose.

Which isn't showing up particularly well in this photo, but that's because I was taking the photo to show off what's under the makeup, which is Neutrogena's Redness Correcting Primer. I actually increased the red on this photo to show how well it helped even out the usual redness on my nose and chin. I've used it a couple of times now, and I like it.

It definitely does what it promises to do, and I am able to use the same amount of cover all over my face, instead of having to build in red areas. And since the makeup is more expensive than the primer, that's pretty useful!

Anyway! What's up with you?

(As always, I'm not affiliated in any way with any of the companies whose products I mention, nor am I getting anything in exchange for my recommendations. I just like the products!)

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Please note, as always, that advice should be not be offered to an individual person unless they solicit it. Further: This thread is open to everyone — women, men, genderqueer folks. People who are makeup experts, and people who are makeup newbies. Also, because there is a lot of racist language used in discussions of makeup, and in makeup names, please be aware to avoid turns of phrase that are alienating to women of color, like "nude" or "flesh tone" when referring to a peachy or beige color. I realize some recommended products may have names that use these words, so please be considerate about content noting for white supremacist (and/or Orientalist) product naming.

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